Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 1, NO. 6 / FEBRUARY 1983

New Products

(payroll / accounting program)
Miles Computing
7136 Haskell Ave., #204
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(213) 994-6279
32K Diskette, two disk drives required

An advanced and comprehensive payroll accounting system that maintains records for up to 50 employees. This menu-driven program produces 15 different types of reports, and prints payroll checks. It figures all deductions in" eluding taxes, unemployment insurance and Worker's Compensation.

Adventure International
P.O. Box 32750
Longwood, FL 32750
(800) 327-7172, orders only
(305) 862-7172, business
16K Cassette
32K Diskette

In this space-war game the capital city of New Earth-Stratos-is invaded by the M'korg, a race of sluglike beings. Stratos defends itself from attack by using the Armageddon Wave Device and the Force Envelope. A simple but imaginative arcade type game.

Reston Publishing Co., Inc. Reston, VA 22090

Friendiy, is the word to describe this introduction to Atari BASIC. Illustrations and examples provide a walking tour through the bewilderness of BASIC. It's as good a start as you can get before leaving the beaten path. Includes simple color and sound commands.

Synapse Software
5327 Jacuzzi St., Suite I
Richmond, CA 94804
(415) 527-7751
16K Cassette
32K Diskette

This game of many levels pits you and your picnic lunch against the depredations of ants, spiders and wasps. The insects are bent on stealing your food in front of your very eyes, and will succeed unless you are an agile swatter. Many little things are happening at once in this frustrating contest. It's enough to make you want to eat indoors.

(data-base mailing manager)
A Bit Better Software
P.O. Box 28
Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 953-7256

John Doe 123 Mainstreet
Anytown, State, 12345
(555) 456-7890

This is the kind of record Magic Mail will let you keep-1027 of them per diskette in up to 62 separate files. They are fully searchable and sortable, usually within a second or so. Lists and labels are possible with Epson, Prowriter or Centronics (Atari) printers. files compatible with Atari DOS.

Adventure International
P.O. Box 3435
Longwood, FL 32750
(800) 327-7172

As the sub commander you face a tough task destroying or evading a forest of mines and a surface patrol out for your hide. There are 32 screens that scroll horizontally past a complicated sea bottom. Meanwhile your air is being consumed, and you must surface to resupply-at extra risk.

Atari, Inc.
1265 Borregas Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Based on the movie "E.T.," this game employs high-resolution graphics and scrolling playfield to recreate the earthly dilemma of our favorite alien. The player helps E.T. contact his ship and elude capture by scientists and government agents. Available soon.

Swifty Software
64 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, NY 11747

Pilot the Space Shuttle through lift-off, booster separation, orbit and landing. Your references include realistic control panel indicators plus a video screen showing objective view of lift off and subjective view of landing. Failure to fly within tolerance creates emergency situations, and if correction is not swift and proper, your mission makes the evening news.

(macro assembler)
Optimized Systems Software
10379 Lansdale Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 446-3099
48K Diskette

OSS says this is "the finest integrated Assembly Language development system yet." Ideal for writing small as well as large routines, it sign)ficantly reduces the rigamarole required by other macro systems. MAC-65 is compatible with EASMD (also from OSS) and the Atari Assembler/Editor cartridge. Object code produced is compatible with Atari DOS, OS /A +, and even Apple DOS.

(operating system board)
Newell Industries
3340 Nottingham Lane
Plano, TX 75074
(214) 423-1781
115.95 ATARI 800 only
4K or 12K optional at additional cost

RAMROD is a new operating system board to replace the existing 10K OS board from Atari. Main advantage of RAMROD is to free up more of the 800's potential 64K of RAM space by using less than the Atari OS. However, Atari OS is retained on RAMROD and may be switched-in when desired. Excellent for spreadsheet and wordprocessor programs, and useful for some languages.

(memory expansion)
Micro Systems Exchange
P.O. Box 4033
Concord, CA 94524
(415) 355-7130

This kit contains the necessary chips, wiring and resistors to upgrade the ATARI 400 to a 48K computer. The instructions are designed for the novice, and lead through a simple installation procedure.

Use your current memory board so as not to change in any way the designed features of the ATARI 400. The memory chips replace the chips on the memory board (all are pop-outs). Several small wires must be soldered.

(educational game)
Milliken Publishing
1100 Research Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 991-i220
$29.95 (pkg. of two)

Four new WordFun! games are available on cassette or diskette to help teach vocabulary, word structure and spelling. Designed for elementary school students, the WordFun! games join the twelve MathFun! products already available from Milliken.

Program Design, Inc.
11 Idar Court
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-8799

In the eerie land of Muckedoo you still have to eat j without being eaten by the swamp denizens. Thirteen levels of play challenge one or two players against the clock. Game designed by John Konopa, winner of an Arkie award for "Moonbase Io."

PDI also announces "Step by Step," a program to teach BASIC.

(tax management program)
Atsuko Computing International
303 Williams Avenue, Suite 1132
Huntsville, AL 35801
(205) 533-7590

This tax management program prepares and and prints 1982 individual income tax returns. It needs a VisiCalc or SuperCalc electronic spreadsheet. All forms and schedules are included, and multiple overlays consider all tax alternatives to compute the lowest legal tax. Compares results with previous year's.

Micro Peripherals, Inc.
4426 S. Century Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 263-3081
$995 - $1,225

Four models of dot-matrix printers from MPI offer a range of features at 150 characters per second.

B1-2K Buffer-$995
A1-4K Buffer & Softswitch- $1125
B2-20K Buffer-$1,095
A2-20K Buffer & Softswitch- $1,225

Softswitch is a keypad controlling form length, print density, tabs, baud rate and font.

Atari, Inc.
1265 Borregas Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

An exciting adaptation of the classic arcade game, this features relentlessly attacking invaders that swoop down in a complex and difficult S-curve. Player must blast invaders out of the sky. Successive waves of attackers become faster and more powerful.

Atari, Inc.
1265 Borregas Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
16K-Cassette & Diskette

Teaches fundamentals of music to children and adults. Includes note reading, steps, major scales, and major keys. Four lessons use tutorial ap- Up to four players can enjoy this tutorial approach, including drill, experimentation and test. Success rewarded by built-in video games. Joystick required.

P.O. Box 1658
Las Cruces, N.M. 88004

Steer your car around the neighborhood and rid it of asphalt eating monsters without crashing. Other dangers await the proficient driver. Scrolling screens add to the difficulty here.

NEXA Corporation
P.O. Box 26468
San Francisco, CA 94126-6468
32K Diskette

Up to four players can enjoy this arcade-style game where Captain Cosmo defends the universe from the dreaded Munchies. Our hero attempts to trap and zap these Munchies but is constantly thwarted by his arch enemy, Devious Dan. A cute but complex game.

Suncom, Inc.
270 Holbrook Dr.
Wheeling, IL 60090
(312) 541-8816
$16.95 (Starfighter)
$9.95 (Slik Stik)

Suncom offers two new joysticks, a special left-handed adaptor and a sixfoot extension cable. Starfighter, called "the ultimate joystick," is a standard controller with a unique two-year warranty. Slik Stick has a ball head. "Lefty" (adaptor) retails at $9.95 and the cable costs $6.95.